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Nearly 2,700 families preregister for 6th weekly Greater Cleveland Food Bank drive-up distribution during coronavirus crisis (photos)

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 4/23/2020 By David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com
a police car parked in a parking lot: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com © David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It has been six weeks since the Greater Cleveland Food Bank started its drive-up food distribution due to the increased need, as well as the economic problems, caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The need for food is still large. Thursday’s distribution was the fourth at the Cleveland Municipal Lot.

a car parked in a parking lot: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com © David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

According to Kristin Warzocha, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, there were nearly 2,700 people registered for Thursday afternoon’s distribution at 2 p.m. when it began, and they had enough food on hand for 4,000 families.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a car: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com © David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

Seventy Ohio National Guard members and people with the Ohio Military Reserve were on hand to load the food into the cars coming through the line, while volunteer members from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were lending a hand by checking in people as they arrived.

People going through the line were given a box of non-perishable foods, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you would like to donate to the food bank, click here.

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a person riding on the back of a truck: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank continued its food distribution at the Cleveland Muni Lot on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com
© David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS
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